Old Scratch Amber Lager - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by foxmul924:
2.55/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
(Bottle into Room-Temp Pint Glass)
Appearance: Lingering Off-White Head with Dark Amber/Red Hue.
Smell: Sweet Malts, Slightly Caramelly and Dark Fruit. Not Hoppy.
Taste: Overly Malty with Prune and Cherry Notes. Subtle Brown Sugar Finish with No Real Hop Flavor. A Bit Watery.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, Light-Medium Bodied with a Semi-Clean Finish.
Drinkability: Tastes Flat and Other Characteristics are Not Nearly Such that Might Entice Me to Have Another, Though.
Other: Not Really Impressed as an Absense of Hops Becomes Neccessary to Balance the Overly Malty Flavors.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2008 02:15:04 | More by foxmul924
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from the Boston, MA brewery.
A: This beer pours a beautiful reddish-orange and amber that is slightly opaque. Its appearance gives the impression that it is a thick, heavy beer. It forms a nice head that is long lasting for a lager and bubbles nicely from the bottom of the glass. The head clings to the side of the glass as you drink, which is uncommon for a lager of this smoothness. Overall the appearance is rich and deep and the beer begs to be drank.
S: Old Scratch has a fairly crisp and pleasant smell that is rich of hops. There are fruity hints but nothing overpowering and it smells fairly typical for a lager. There is certainly nothing unpleasant in the smell.
T: Tasty, clean and smooth with lots of toasted malt. There are also subtle flavors to this beer. It smells more hoppy than it tastes, but there is a hint of bitterness. There is a rosy quality to the nose which is very pleasant and there are also hints of fruit, notably green apple. There are also flavors of caramel. It has a crisp and sharp bite that is absent from many other amber lagers. There is very little aftertaste, but what is there is reminiscent slightly of a yeasty wine with some bitterness.
M: Probably what I will remember most about this beer is its mouthfeel. There is very little carbonation, and I expected more from a lager. Additionally it is exceptionally smooth - it feels more like a stout with its thick, silky texture. These are not bad things but it is somewhat uncharacteristic of an amber lager and so it only ranks average here.
O: A great beer that I would certainly buy again. It is a different type of amber lager and is worth a buy - delicious, smooth and looks wonderful in a glass in front of you.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 22:54:43 | More by jsausley
Old Scratch Amber Lager from Flying Dog Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,389 ratings.